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Gray House Inducts New Board Member, Officers


SPRINGFIELD — 
The Gray House inducted Teresa Spaziani to a three-year term on its board of directors at its January board meeting. Also elected were four new officers for one-year terms: Michael Walsh, president; David Chase, vice president; Paul Mitus, treasurer; and Candace Pereira, secretary.


Spaziani is a quality-assurance manager at the Children’s Study Home in Springfield. She has held that position since February 2014. Previously, she was its community relations and outreach manager. Spaziani holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western New England University, graduating magna cum laude in 2012.

Walsh was the current board president and was re-elected for another one-year term. He is an adjunct instructor in Political Science at Westfield State University and a consultant and legal advisor at MIRA Associates.

Chase has more than 20 years of banking experience. He is a vice president and commercial lender at Hampden Bank in Springfield.

Mitus previously served as vice president. He has 25 years of banking experience and is currently a portfolio manager at Hampden Bank.

Pereira has more than 10 years of banking experience. She is a commercial-portfolio loan officer for Farmington Bank in West Springfield.

The Gray House is a small, neighborhood human-service agency located at 22 Sheldon St. in the North End of Springfield. Its mission is to help neighbors facing hardships to meet their immediate and transitional needs by providing food, clothing, and educational services in a safe, positive environment.

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